Palm Beach Atlantic Opens Up NCCAA Regional With Close Victory

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

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FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga.- Freshman reliever Brett Hammann came through with a crucial five out save for the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team as they opened up play at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) south regional tournament on Thursday with a 6-5 victory over Chowan University to the put the Sailfish in prime position in the three team tourney.

Sophomore Tony Liveslberger put together a three-hit performance at the plate for the Fish as PBA collected eight total hits while receiving just enough pitching to earn the victory.

Junior Buddy Fisher earned the starting nod from head coach Rob Avila and came through by tossing 5 1/3 innings of work including allowing four earned runs and striking out four batters as well. Hammann came on for the save and allowed just one hit and one run to hold onto the 6-5 victory for the Sailfish.

Leadoff man Scott Urbanek also went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a walk. Freshman Jesse Gibbs provided a two-run homerun to aide the Sailfish attack, his third of the season.

The Sailfish move on in the NCCAA South Regional to square off against the host school, Emmanuel College on Friday at noon.

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